Jesus wanders for 40 Nights in the desert


Jesse Low


DJ Perry
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Cast overview, first billed only:
DJ Perry ... Jesus
Rance Howard ... Devil as an Old Man
Taymour Ghazi ... Devil as a Man
Joey Cipriano ... Young Jesus (as Joe Cipriano)
Melissa Anschutz ... Mary
Shane Hagedorn ... Gabriel
Drew Wise Drew Wise ... Devil as a Boy / Allon
Terry Jernigan ... John the Baptist
Taylor Nichols ... Joseph
Dan Haggerty ... Yahweh
Eddie Kaulukukui ... John
Dean Teaster ... The Poor Man
Logan Kishi ... Shepherd Boy
Rebecca Lawlor Rebecca Lawlor ... Temptress
Stetson Bloomfield Stetson Bloomfield ... Andrew


"40 Nights" is the first of the QUEST TRILOGY - films sharing alike themes of sacrifice and faith. These films focus on less known events from the biblical age. The first film examines the pre-ministry life of Jesus (DJ Perry) starting with his baptism with John the Baptist (Terry Jernigan). From there Jesus embarks on his self- exploration journey into the wilderness for 40 nights. He is tempted by the Devil thrice in various forms. Audiences will be treated to a stronger portrayal of Jesus that peeks at his childhood and family upbringing. The result is a Jesus that invokes empathy and sheds light on the true magnitude of his sacrifice for mankind. Written by CDI

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Did You Know?


"40 Nights" was the last film for iconic 70's TV star Dan "Grizzly Adams" Haggerty as the voice of God. See more »


While satan is tempting Jesus to turn a stone into bread, tire tracks can be seen to the right in a small open area. See more »


Followed by The Christ Slayer (2019) See more »

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Our November 12 Showing of 40 Nights at Miller's Theatre, in Navasota, TX
13 November 2017 | by editor-bumcnlSee all my reviews

We host a monthly Christian movie night at a local theatre in Navasota, TX. Miller's Theatre donates its space for our movie showings and we are able to show our films without admission charge.

Yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, we shared 40 Nights, by DJ Perry. Which is the first film of a trilogy, 40 Nights, Chasing the Star and the soon to be released, Christ Slayer. DJ was generous enough to license our showings and to provide background material for our showing.

We had about 40 people in attendance for our showing and we were very pleased with the audience reaction which ended in applause at the close of the film.

40 Nights a is well done telling of Christ's 40 days in the wilderness from an intimate perspective of Christ's experience in building His strength for the coming trials of his ministry and its conclusion in the crucifixion.

We recommend this film to viewers who seek a deeper perspective on Christ's experience at the beginning of His ministry and the challenges met in the wilderness.

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Release Date:

7 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Forty Nights See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA

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